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Research at Bangor Business School

Bangor Business School is a name synonymous with research excellence. We are consistently ranked amongst the top 50 institutions in the world for Banking research (RePEc, as of January 2019) and scored a GPA of 2.81 in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014), with 68% of our research output published in 3* or 4* journals. We're also ranked 26th in the UK in terms of research intensity-weighted GPA results (REF 2014), which reflects the high proportion of research-active staff within the School.

Our research expertise is split into four clusters:

We are also home of the Institute of European Finance.

Academic staff regularly undertake high-level consultancy and research work for external organisations, some of which have previously included the European Commission, the World Bank and the UK Treasury. Their research is published in leading academic journals, and their books and research report reach a worldwide audience. See our publications and research results page for more details; or, for a taste on some of the research our staff are currently working on, take a look at our Working Papers.

Research Degrees

Bangor Business School runs a highly successful programme for students who wish to study towards an MSc in Research Methodology, MPhil or PhD, and we are able to offer supervision in most business-related subject areas. Our PhD programme is recognised by the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) for excellence in social science training. For more information about our programme and how to apply, visit our research degrees page.